BERC is an office of the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. BERC administers the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act in collaboration with the Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board and is dedicated to employment, training and workforce development.
THINGS WE DO BEST
We engage with local businesses to identify workforce training and hiring needs. We also take pride in matching businesses with qualified workers. Candidate assessment and recruitment services are provided at no charge!
HELP JOB SEEKERS
Job seekers will find career, education, employment, training, and support services to succeed in the local labor market. Our professionally trained staff will evaluate your strengths and skills and develop an employment plan.
BERC is a comprehensive one-stop community workforce development center that provides resource information for many different organizations. If you don’t know where to turn - you can probably find it at BERC!
The Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center (BERC) brings this website to you as a vehicle to provide a one-stop shop of workforce development tools for businesses and job seekers.
BERC is an office of the Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. BERC administers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in Carroll County and is dedicated to employment, training and workforce development.
Our dedicated consultants provide customized workforce solutions for both start-up and established businesses. We work in partnership with you to help your business grow and prosper in Carroll County.
We offer recruitment assistance, customized training to maximize worker retention, educational workshops, labor market information and community resources. And for those businesses expanding or relocating to Carroll County, we offer resources and networking assistance.
Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center offers many ways to help you find a job! Job seekers will find access to hundreds of current job listings, an extensive career and employment resource lab, professional career assessment and counseling; individual skill development and job search workshops; training; one-on-one assistance with resume and interview preparation and job fairs featuring local major employers.
Best of all, these services are free of charge!
Our goal is to help any youth between 14-21 prepare for a productive and meaningful adulthood.
We help youths explore career and training opportunities, and find and keep the right job. We encourage and assist in obtaining a high school diploma or GED, and continue lifelong learning. To this end, we partner with the Carroll Community College to assist in preparation for the GED and graduation requirements.
Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center (BERC) Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Please note the following early closing and holiday closing:
Friday, August 30: close at 3 pm
Monday, Sept. 2: Closed
Friday, Sept. 6: close at 12 pm. https://t.co/5AjaiiYPjx
Check the employment workshops and events taking place at BERC in September. More info available at https://t.co/v8mC3UlGD4 or call 410-386-2820. Also, save the date: October 3rd is the Fall Job Fair from 10 am to 1 pm at BERC, 224 North Center St., Westminster Maryland. #jobs https://t.co/Q74JApYa3F
Need a job? Come to the BERC Fall Job Fair on Thursday, October 3, from 10 am to 1 pm. See flyer for details and visit the job fair info page at https://t.co/GQQu4UuVX9
Know someone looking for a job? This employment event is the place to be! BERC, 410-386-2820. https://t.co/A1oQNihlWe
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To be the leading source of professional and responsive workforce development services to businesses and job seekers.
Carroll County has a long history of providing community-based workforce development programs and resources in partnership with federal and state programs. The Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center (BERC) has been in existence in Carroll County for over 30 years. Operating under the Comprehensive Employment & Training Act (CETA), Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and currently the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), BERC has remained focused on meeting the demands of local businesses and job seekers. WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of federal investment in skill development: • Employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth and Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) through formula grants to states; • Adult education and literacy programs and Vocational Rehabilitation state grant programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment administered by the Department of Education.
BERC works with Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board and partners to develop a strategic, integrated plan that meets the county’s labor force needs and supports economic growth. We lead efforts to engage employers, develop and implement career pathways and enhance coordination with education partners.
Working with local and statewide workforce and labor market systems, BERC is able to target workforce development and training programs to meet business and job seeker goals.
In Carroll County BERC serves as the workforce development arm of the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. We assist existing businesses and those moving to the area with strategies that meet employers’ workforce needs, including incumbent worker training, registered apprenticeship, transitional jobs, on-the-job training, and customized training.
We also collaborate with other county agencies so that our job seekers, whether a low-income adult, dislocated worker, veteran or vulnerable youth, have the opportunity to access all resources that will help them reach economic success.LEARN MORE ABOUT US